We provide a range of training to RYA standards and cover

  • Youth Stages 1 to 4
  • Adult Levels 1 and 2
  • Powerboat Level 1 and 2
  • Other courses and individual instruction are available on request at

Course Dates

    • Powerboat Courses
      • Level 1 Powerboat (Youth)  1 day   Cost £70 each
        • As required 3 person
      • Powerboat level 2   2 days Cost £180 pre person
        • March 2023 0r as required  (3 Persons)
    • Sailing Courses
      • Stage 1 & 2  April to Sept 2023 ( also on Tuesday evenings )
      • Level 1 & 2 April to Sept 2023  Cost £140 per person
    • Youth Sailing
      • Training will be on a Tuesday evening and will be for stages 1 to 4
      • Cost will be £40 for a 6 weeks block.  Youths should be expected to move to next level after 2 blocks.

    The courses are generally at the weekend and can be arranged in your own boat (if applicable)

    All youth and adult sailing courses will start in April. Please email on for current availability.

    Sailing tuition / improver lessons will be available for all levels on Saturday mornings  (weather permitting) but must be prebooked please let me know if you are interested at


    Boats, hire and costs

    We have a range of boats for hire i.e. Picos, Topper, Lasers, Wayfarers and Bahia. These boats are for general use as well as training.

    Once you have achieved a basic standard you can hire these boats for £6.00 per person for a two hour session.


    Courses and costs

    We currently offer these popular training courses

    • Youth Stage 1 & 2 (approx. 24 hrs) : £120
    • Youth Stage 1 to 4 (Tuesday evening)  £40 (6 week block)
    • Adult Level 1 & 2 (approx. 24 hrs) : £150

    Other courses are available, please contact us for more information or to discuss your specific training requirements / see calendar section for current courses

    Training Clothing

    It is not necessary to purchase specialised clothing. To get started you can get by with:

    • Warm clothing (in light layers)
    • Fleece or sweatshirt
    • Shorts or lightweight trousers – NOT jeans
    • Windproof lightweight jacket
    • Warm hat and gloves particularly in cold weather
    • Lightweight nonslip footwear (e.g. Trainers )
    • Swim shorts, tee-shirt and sunblock if it is hot and sunny during the day
    • Wetsuit if you have one

    Dress for the weather and remember the water is cold.

    Other requirements:

    • Spare change of clothing (2 sets) and a towel as there is always the chance you may get wet
    • Buoyancy Aid.  Buoyancy aids are available from the club and from Strathclyde Park reception
    • Wetsuits may be hired from the park if required

    For the future it may be worth investing in:

    • Buoyancy Aid
    • Wetsuit / drysuit
    • Dinghy boots
    • Sailing gloves

    Please feel free to ask for our help if buying anything expensive as we often know about the quality and availability of products

    For any other info on training please contact Wilson on

    You can view the latest edition of our Standard Operations Procedures by clicking the PDF link below.

    Standard Operations Procedures (PDF)